65. Personae and Place: a performance by Matthew Clegg and Chris Jones

with music by Emma Bolland

Act One

A performance of poems from Matthew Clegg’s sequence ‘Chinese Lanterns’ (in his collection West North East) weaving voices from North Sheffield and the Far East. Spare musical phrases by violinist Emma Bolland nuance the ceremonial aspects.

Act Two

Chris Jones’ sequence ‘Jigs and Reels’ harnesses the energy of folk tunes to contemplate themes of family, ceremony and music itself. This performance develops the themes introduced in the first act: displacement and place, personae and personhood.